What will I learn?

Information Systems offers a strong, practical focus in designing, developing and evaluating databases and management information systems to support business and managerial operations in publishing, media and communication environments.

Program Objectives

  • Prepare students for productive careers and amplify their potential for lifelong personal and professional growth.
  • Prepare students to conduct research with an emphasis on applied, interdisciplinary efforts encompassing architecture, design, including the physical and life sciences, engineering, mathematics, infrastructure systems, computing information, communications technologies and management.
  • Prepare students for service to urban environments and the broader society of the city, state, nation and global community by conducting public policy studies, making educational opportunities widely available and initiating community and building projects.
  • Prepare students to contribute to economic development through the state’s largest business incubator system, workforce development, joint ventures with government and the business community, and through the development of intellectual property.
  • Prepare graduates for positions of leadership as professionals and as citizens; provide educational opportunities for a diverse student body; respond to the needs of large and small businesses, state and local governmental agencies and civic organizations; and advance the use of sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics as a means of improving the quality of life.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge from computing, mathematics, statistics and management to ensure effective Information Systems practice.
  • Analyze problems and systems
  • Identify, define and design appropriate computing, IS and IT solutions, tools and methodologies.
  • Achieve and demonstrate a working knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle, which includes requirements analysis, systems design, implementation, testing, deployment, maintenance and evaluation, and apply it to Information Systems projects that solve problems where computing solutions are appropriate.
  • Function effectively on teams in order to accomplish a desired goal.
  • Understand the ethical, societal and professional responsibilities of the Information Systems professional.
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written modes.
  • Identify and analyze the bidirectional impact of sociotechnical problems and computing on individuals, organizations and society, including ethical, legal, security and policy issues.
  • Invoke current techniques, skills, tools and methodologies necessary to becoming an effective Information Systems professional.
  • Understand the need to engage in continuing professional development, and to understand the purpose of research in the Information Systems and computing fields, and how this benefits current practice.
  • Understand processes that support the delivery and management of Information Systems within a business, managerial and organizational environment.

Where do Information Systems majors work?

Common Job Titles

  • Business Planner
  • Developer
  • Senior Data Architect
  • Software Development Analyst
  • Infrastructure Engineer

Top Employers

  • Sony Electronics
  • KandilIT
  • MSC Technology
  • CIT Group

Which department am I in?

Ying Wu College of Computing

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$30,160.00 per year
This fees is for 2020 and subject to change for the academic year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 September 2020, 19 January 2021

Venue

Ying Wu College of Computing

Guttenberg Information Technologies Center (GITC), Suite 3500,

University Heights,

NEWARK,

New Jersey,

07102, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a high school graduates who have not previously attended college may apply for admission as freshmen.

For international students

We consider your entire academic high school record, especially your grades in math, science and English. We also take into account trends in your performance, for example, if your grades have improved from freshman to senior year.

Students in the top 25 percent of their class meet our class rank requirements. If your school does not use a ranking system, we consider a 3.0 GPA to be equivalent.

English Language Requirement: Students whose native language is not English are required to submit their results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language System (IELTS) and may also be required to take courses in English as a Second Language. The minimum TOEFL score is 550 on the paper-based exam, 213 on the computer-based exam, or 79 on the internet-based exam. The minimum IELTS score is 6.0.

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About this uni

As an industry leader, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students for careers in the ever-changing technological market.

  • No.1 university in USA for upward mobility
  • State-of-the-art facilities and leading industry connections
  • Lively campus just 20 minutes from Manhattan, New York
  • 11,400 students from over 70 different countries enrolled